The Massey Partnership Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Public Relations Intern

    2.8571/5 | Interview date: October 2014 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Travel & Hospitality

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    I contacted the agency via email after knowing about them by Googling :luxury PR agency within London

    after sending email twice, I had an answer and a request for an interview.

    I got there a bit earlier than supposed to and they asked me to wait until the right time!

    Once I got inside, we sat into the conference room with the team manager and one senior account executive. They were both very nice and friendly.

    - How many times a week would you like to work with us?
    - How much would you expect as a salary?
    - When can you start?
    - How long would be your internship?
    - What have you studied?
    - What were your most challenging project? Why?
    - tell us about you!

    Most difficult question

    The question about the salary. I am not British and have no idea what are the average salary as being a graduate in the UK. Therefore to not seem too greedy, I answered that I had never been paid before for an internship, and that it was up to them to pay me or not. In the end I got £100 a week which I am not unsatisfied with, but maybe if I would have known a bot more about the subject I could have earned a bit more!

    Interview tips

    Be yourself
    Do go dress to formal (I wore black trousers, flat leather boots, a shirt and a blazer)
    Be sure you speak and write perfect English as it is a PR company and you will be asked to write a lot!!

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    As an intern at the Massey Partnership I gained vital experience within the PR industry. I worked on various PR projects for Grand Velas Resort Hotel in Mexico, The Shangri-La hotel at the Shard in London, and the W Hotels in Maldives, Thailand and Bali, all of which were a phenomenal success.

    Administration support,
    Press cuttings,
    Writing press releases,
    Assisting team with managing events,
    Social media assistance for clients,
    General PR support for team,
    Office duties.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 3/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 3/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 3/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 2/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 2/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 3/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 4/5
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